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Paul Wagner
(balzaccom) - F

Locale: Wine Country
Yosemite high country..from above on 08/04/2013 11:41:54 MDT Print View

Caught these as I flew in to SFO yesterday. If you had any doubt about how dry a year it was, these should convince you. The first is Banner, Ritter, and the Minarets, with Garnet, Thousand Island, and Waugh lakes in clear view...through the smoke and haze of the big fire.



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The second one is of the Clark Range and Illilouette Canyon, with Mt. Starr King in view as the three bright white granite domes just left of center. The ridge in the back is the area around Isberg and Post Peak Passes.



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I could not see any snow at all on Red Peak Pass...

Edited by balzaccom on 08/04/2013 11:42:38 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Yosemite high country..from above on 08/04/2013 11:45:06 MDT Print View

Wow. crispy. Wonder what kind of winter this year will bring.

Richard R
(alaskaoneday) - MLife

Locale: Northern CA
Very smokey on 08/04/2013 20:43:43 MDT Print View

I was coming down from Merced Pass to the Valley yesterday through the smoke and came over Red Peak Pass on Wednesday and it was snow free. The smoke was very bad yesterday morning on the way down but started to clear out a bit after 1pm. At least at the pass I got above the smoke but views were very limited most of the time.